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SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The USRA Scholarship Awards provide college scholarship awards to students who have shown a career interest in science or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education.

OVERVIEW

Applications for the Fall 2014 USRA Scholarship Awards will be accepted from June 1, 2014 through August 1, 2014.


To be considered for any USRA Scholarship Awards, applicants must be full-time undergraduate students attending a four-year accredited college or university that offers courses leading to a degree in science or engineering. Applicants must have completed at least two (2) years of college credits by the time the award is received, and applicants must be U.S. citizens.

THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

  • Thomas R. McGetchin Memorial Scholarship Award
    This scholarship award honors the late Thomas R. McGetchin, former Lunar and Planetary Institute Director, for his significant contributions in the area of volcanic and igneous processes, work accomplished through field, experimental, and theoretical investigations of volcanic activity on Earth, the Moon, and Mars. One-time award of $1500.
  • John R. Sevier Memorial Scholarship Award
    During his 22 years of service to USRA, Sevier served as Acting Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute and as Deputy Director of the Division of Space Life Sciences. This memorial scholarship award honors his dedication to education and advancements in aerospace technology. One-time award of $1500.
  • James B. Willett Educational Memorial Scholarship Award
    This scholarship award recognizes the efforts of the late James B. Willett, a noted astrophysicist who worked with USRA through the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA Headquarters. One-time award of $1500.
  • USRA Education Scholarship Award
    The USRA Education Scholarship Award is a general space-related scholarship award that receives its funding from friends of USRA who support undergraduate science and engineering education. One-time award of $1500.

Scholarship Award application information will be available in Spring 2014.

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